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1. Revenue collection up 27pc in Feb
(Highlights/Business News)
... month was mainly driven by increase of 40.69pc in the income tax collection, followed by customs duty 30.72pc, sales tax 18.20pc, and federal excise duty 13.94pc. In the first eight months (July-Feb) ...
Saturday, 28 February 2015
2. GDP grows 5pc in first quarter: SBP
(Highlights/Business News)
... r, industry and services were the major drivers of growth, while agriculture performed below target. As the industrial sector revived, import pressures reappeared, especially for capital goods and  ...
Friday, 28 February 2014
Thursday, 27 February 2014
... .89 yen, compared with $1.3734 and 141.00 yen. Oil prices rebounded in Asia owing to strong US demand driven by prolonged sub-zero temperatures across much of the country and geopolitical worr ...
Monday, 24 February 2014
5. Market potential for Kinnow in Europe
(Highlights/Business News)
... e farmers, processors and exporters to attain global certifications. This drive needs to be intensified, and farmer awareness programmes, especially those on use of fertilisers ...
Monday, 24 February 2014
6. No loan cancellation, hints Asian Bank
(Highlights/Business News)
...  an action plan focusing on loan cancellations, restructuring, improved processing and implementation arrangements. It says that a large portion of the loan cancellation was driven by natural disas ...
Saturday, 22 February 2014
7. Bearish spell continues on stock market
(Highlights/Business News)
... announced a bonus issue of 10pc with a dividend of Rs2/share that boosted investor confidence in these stocks. Samar Iqbal, AVP Sales at Topline Securities, stated that the market witnessed result driven ...
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
9. ECC takes politically tough decisions
(Highlights/Business News)
...  people have actually filed tax returns, reflecting a very poor implementation of the tax-broadening drive. However, a senior tax official said the FBR was on track and would meet the IMF b ...
Monday, 10 February 2014
10. State Bank leaves policy rate unchanged
(Highlights/Business News)
... in budgeted foreign inflows. Unveiling the policy at a press conference, State Bank Governor Yaseen Anwar said the moderate risk of demand-driven inflation with low international commodity prices ...
Monday, 20 January 2014
11. Govt back to square one
(Highlights/Business News)
... istrict coordination officers (DCOs) are leading the drive in their respective areas. Of late, the government has strengthened anti-power theft laws, making them as prohibitive as humanly possibl ...
Monday, 06 January 2014
12. Large-scale sector expands 5.7pc
(Highlights/Business News)
ISLAMABAD: Large-scale manufacturing (LSM) posted a growth of 5.7 per cent in July-Oct 2013 from a year ago. The growth in LSM was mainly driven by 10 categories of items during the period under ...
Saturday, 28 December 2013
13. Bulls toss index to new highs
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Wednesday, 18 December 2013
... can be. Although other high-end phones are available for $100 or $200 with two-year service agreements, many people are now shelling out the full retail price for phones, driven in part by frequent-upgrade ...
Tuesday, 03 December 2013
15. Power outages a misfortune for farmers
(Highlights/Business News)
... ensive diesel guzzlers. According to farmers, they are shifting to diesel-driven machines because they can be relied upon unlike power-run tubewells, since electricity is hardly available. The  ...
Monday, 25 November 2013
16. Export of services dips 49pc
(Highlights/Business News)
... The fall is mainly driven by decrease in exports of government services. In comparison, year-on-year import of services dropped by 9.10pc to $1.843bn in the quarter from $2.027bn. On monthly basis, ...
Saturday, 16 November 2013
17. Slow growth in tax base
(Highlights/Business News)
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
18. In quest of integrated financial market
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Monday, 28 October 2013
19. FBR, Nadra in tiff
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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has failed to rein in tax evaders as only one per cent (321 people) of the total 31,189 people, who were sent notices under its drive to broaden the ...
Saturday, 26 October 2013
20. Drive to broaden tax net gets poor response
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KARACHI: Tax authorities expect to collect billions of rupees from buying and selling of open plots in the Defence Housing Authority (Karachi) during the last two fiscal years (2011-12 and 2012-13). ...
Friday, 25 October 2013
21. Textile, clothing exports rise
(Highlights/Business News)
...  yarn other than cotton yarn, towels and art silk. However, growth in exports in the first three months was mainly driven by bedwear and readymade garments, which are valued-added products. Export ...
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
... ing both periods. Overall increase in the provincial unemployment rate was driven by the sharp increase in urban unemployment, which more than doubled from 4.5pc in 2007-08 to 9.2pc in 2010-11 ...
Saturday, 19 October 2013
(Highlights/Business News)
...  2007-08 and 2010-11. The overall increase in the provincial unemployment rate was driven by the sharp increase in urban UN-employment, which doubled from 4.5% in 2007-08 to 9.2% in 2010-11. In contrast ...
Thursday, 29 August 2013
... Reacting to the news, many sectors which drive the index rebounded. Moreover, recovery in regional markets also helped boost investor confidence. The market has twice seen a correction of over ...
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
... is mainly driven by the initial filtering-through of recent fine-tuning measures and companies' restocking activities, despite the continuous external weakness," he said. 'Upside surprises' The data ...
Thursday, 22 August 2013
(Highlights/Business News)
... annual profits by Rs 1.3 billion. The figures came from the SSGC on Thursday which said as part of its continuous drive against UFG its Customer Relations Department (CRD) Task Force conducted ...
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
29. China offers numerous jobs for Pak youth!
(Highlights/Business News)
...  leading Chinese enterprises," he said. The Confucius Institute gave Mandarin lessons to 6,000 students in 2012 amid the nationwide drive to learn the language. "Mandarin lessons are compulsory in th ...
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has estimated that seven million income tax returns will be filed this year following several amendments introduced through Finance Act, 2013, official sources ...
Friday, 16 August 2013

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